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Rent at Berkeley Playhouse

Dates: (2/23/2024 - 3/31/2024 )

Theatre:

Berkeley Playhouse


2640 College Ave
Berkeley,CA 94704

Running Time: 2h 30m

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Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon, featuring songs that rock and a meaningful story that resonates with audiences. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

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Photos: First Look at THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Center Repertory Company
Photos: First Look at THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Center Repertory Company
November 06, 2023

Center Repertory Company is presenting The Legend of Georgia McBride, written by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew López (The Inheritance, The Whipping Man, Somewhere, the book of the Broadway musical Some Like it Hot, and Amazon Studios’ Red, White & Royal Blue). Check out production photos here!

Matthew López's Hilarious THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE At Center REP, November 4- 26
Matthew López's Hilarious THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE At Center REP, November 4- 26
September 20, 2023

Center Repertory Company will present The Legend of Georgia McBride, written by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew López (The Inheritance, The Whipping Man, Somewhere, the book of the Broadway musical Some Like it Hot, and Amazon Studios' Red, White & Royal Blue).

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KINKY BOOTS Opens 2023-24 Season At Berkeley Playhouse
August 09, 2023

Berkeley Playhouse opens its 2023/24 Season with the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, performing September 8 to October 15, 2023.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Transcendence Theatre Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Transcendence Theatre Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
December 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; at Ray of Light Theatre Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; at Ray of Light Theatre Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
December 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
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The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light's KINKY BOOTS Leads Best Musical
First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light's KINKY BOOTS Leads Best Musical
November 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
November 19, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has released teaser photos for its production of Little Shop of Horrors, reset in San Francisco’s Chinatown. In this offbeat hit musical, narrated through doo-wop ditties by a trio of neighborhood girls, meek florist Seymour finds himself catapulted into instant celebrity when he cultivates an otherworldly showstopper, a highly unusual plant. Check out the photos here!

TheatreWorks Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS NEXT MONTH
TheatreWorks Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS NEXT MONTH
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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 2022/23 season with a riotous show for the holidays, Little Shop of Horrors, reset in San Francisco's Chinatown. In this offbeat hit musical, narrated through doo-wop ditties by a trio of neighborhood girls, meek florist Seymour finds himself catapulted into instant celebrity when he cultivates an otherworldly showstopper, a highly unusual plant.

Berkeley Playhouse Welcomes Producing Director Of Education & Mainstage
Berkeley Playhouse Welcomes Producing Director Of Education & Mainstage
May 26, 2021

Berkeley Playhouse has announced the addition of Melissa Rivera, a California-born Latina performer, educator, and theater professional to its full time staff. Rivera will join the Berkeley Playhouse leadership team as Producing Director of Education & Mainstage. After an extensive search, Executive Artistic Director Kimberly Dooley, Managing Director Mary K. Lins, and the Berkeley Playhouse Board of Directors confidently selected Rivera as their choice for this new position.

Berkeley Rep Announces Cast And Creative Team For THE GREAT WAVE
Berkeley Rep Announces Cast And Creative Team For THE GREAT WAVE
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Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of The Great Wave written by Francis Turnly and directed by Mark Wing-Davey.

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW San Francisco Awards!
Final Chance to Vote for the BWW San Francisco Awards!
December 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW San Francisco Awards!
Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW San Francisco Awards!
December 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

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